Continuous Improvement Intern

Posting Date 3 weeks ago(11/5/2021 10:15 AM)
Requisition ID
Job Location(s)
Vandergrift PA United States
Position Type
Cook Vandergrift


The Cook Inc. Internship position is a 12-week paid internship located in Vandergrift, PA. It is offered for a period extending from mid-May through mid-August (exact dates depend on school calendars.) This position includes 401(k) options, onsite cafeteria option, an assigned mentor, one-time housing stipend, capstone presentation, intern events, and more. All internships provide hands-on experience with meaningful projects in the Medical Device Manufacturing Industry.


- Develop standards and templates to introduce specific Lean Manufacturing tools or concepts to the Cook Vandergrift site.
- Interact and support line leaders and manufacturing supervisors in a daily basis to ensure their appropriate use and understanding of Lean Manufacturing principles.
- Mapping of current manufacturing processes identifying their value-added and non-value-added activities as opportunities to improve the process.

- Must work and interact effectively and professionally with and for others throughout various levels of the global organization.
- Must strictly adhere to safety requirements.
- Maintain regular and punctual attendance.
- Must maintain company quality and quantity standards.
- Must have effective communication skills and ability to work in a collaborative and independent work situations and environments with minimal supervision.
- Ability to remain calm and receptive in fast paced situations.



- Working towards Manufacturing, Process or Industrial Engineering
- Familiarity with MS Office Suite (mainly Excel, Word and Powerpoint)
- Understanding of general manufacturing processes, principles, and indicators.
- Awareness of basic Lean Manufacturing principles: 8 wastes, value-added, Kaizen.

- Candidates should be students entering their Junior or Senior year the following fall semester or entering graduate school; candidates who graduate the spring semester before this internship are also eligible
- All candidates must provide proof of enrollment (including pre-registration certification for the following fall) for consideration
- Multiple disciplines will be considered


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